It's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should've won.'" Moreover, on the day after he fired Comey, Trump in the Oval Office allegedly told the Russian foreign minister and ambassador: "I faced great pressure because of Russia.
"When I chose to just do it, I said to myself, I said, 'You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won, '" Trump said in the interview.
McCabe became Federal Bureau of Investigation acting director following Comey's firing last May.
The memo reportedly contains a record of McCabe's conversation with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after President Donald Trump fired Comey.
In announcing the firing, the White House initially cited the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's handling of the probe into Clinton's emails.
The Times reported that McCabe had turned in his memo to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether Moscow colluded with President Donald Trump's campaign to meddle in the 2016 USA election.More news: Alberto: South doused with heavy rains
In the past, President Donald Trump has criticized McCabe for political donations his wife received from an ally of Hillary Clinton.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press to discuss a secret document that has been turned over to special counsel Robert Mueller. There's been some reporting that the leaks were coming from current or former federal investigators in NY, whom, it's been speculated, have remained close to Rudy Giuliani.
But regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey, knowing there was no good time to do it. Comey's firing is one part of Mueller's inquiries into whether Trump tried to obstruct the investigation.
Wikileaks posted an email Kadzik, then a DOJ official, sent to Podesta, the chair of Clinton's campaign, in May 2015, flagging an upcoming hearing where a DOJ official would be testifying and was "likely to get questions on State Department emails". Lee said that "based on what I know now, those are not words that I would use to describe this".
"He fired Comey because Comey would not, among other things, say that he wasn't a target of the investigation", Giuliani said earlier this month on Fox News "Hannity." Comey's interview, while significant, does not indicate prosecutors have reached any conclusions, and people familiar with the process said it is not surprising given the allegations McCabe faces.